Saturday, December 06, 2008


The Hatchling has been sick since yesterday with what we this evening determined is probably a double ear infection. No one has gotten much sleep the last two nights, and tonight isn't looking much better. Mostly all she wants to do is cling to my side and watch PBS kids. So ... not so much with the blogging time, or the any other kind of time. Fortunately, I got tagged, which is a synonym for lazy blogging. Hopefully I can get this post done before the Hatchling needs urgent maternal attention again.

1. Five names you go by
a) Elise
b) Ceesa
c) Mama
d) Lees
e) Elisimo/Imo

2. Three things you are wearing right now:
a) Stretchy maternity pants
b) Stretchy maternity top
c) Irish totem necklace

3. Two things you want very badly at the moment:
a) To win the lottery.
b) A healthy child who can return to her normal excellent sleeping habits.

4. Three people whom I would like to see fill this out:
a) Scott
b) Question
c) Miz E

5. Two things you did last night (Friday, 12/5):
a) Ate Chipotle (mmmm)
b) Watched a truly unhealthy amount of Sesame Street

6. Two things you ate/drank today:
a) Unbelievably good wild rice soup (courtesy my mother-in-law)
b) Pomegranate 7-up (pretty good!)

7. Two people you last talked to on the phone:
a) My sister, getting an update on the baby
b) My BFF, putting in my order for Chipotle

8. Two things you are going to do tomorrow:
a) Take the Hatchling to the urgent care pediatrician
b) (fingers crossed) get a Christmas tree and start decorating the house

9. Two longest car rides:
a) Athens, GA to St. Cloud, MN
b) Columbus, OH to Santa Barbara, CA

10. Two of your favorite beverages:
a) caramel cafe lattes
b) chocolate malts


Pick a color for the things that you have done. Mine are in red letters.
I have…
1. Started my own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than I can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sung a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched lightning at sea
14. Taught myself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown my own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitchhiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Skied a marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught myself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had my portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi concentration camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had my picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one

94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Ridden an elephant